GRAMMY winners, They Might Be Giants take a fun, creative look at science in Here Comes Science . The video for “Meet the Elements” was featured on boingboing.net, while the legendary rock version of “Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas)” finally gets a fully realized studio reading, and even it’s own answer song. Danny contributes “I Am A Paleontologist” which would be used in the soundtrack to a national television campaign. Songs include Science is Real, Meet the Elements, I Am a Paleontologist w/Danny , The Bloodmobile, Electric Car w/Robin , My Brother the Ape, What is a Shooting Star?, How Many Planets?, Why Does the Sun Shine?, Roy G. Bib, Put it to the Test, Photosynthesis, Cells, Speed and Velocity w/ Marty Biller, Computer Assisted Design, Solid Liquid Gas, Here Comes Science and The Ballad of Davy Crockett (in Out Space)! Deluxe CD/DVD set with 19 new songs plus videos.
Every K-5 classroom should invest in the music and DVD video of TMBG's Here Comes Science. The toe-tapping sequence of science topics presented in sight and sound has something for every grade level in the areas of physical, earth, and life sciences.
The scientific process is made clear in the kick-off song, Science is Real. Songs with influences from every decade of rock and roll will help students make meaning of tricky scientific topics such as circulation, photosynthesis, speed and velocity, and states of matter.
Additionally, the music and video help to dispel common scientific myths, as well as inspires the use of scientific inquiry at every level. Using real-world connections students can relate to, a stimulating soundtrack that educates, and eye-popping graphics that punch the point make Here Comes Science a great teaching tool.
Teachers can use the songs and video to begin a unit of study, assess prior knowledge of a topic to help plan instruction, differentiate instruction, stimulate further discussion of a topic, expose students to new concepts, and develop science vocabulary and comprehension. -- Susan Lee Poage, Kindergarten Teacher Professor of Early Childhood Education Winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics